On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1968

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant

US Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Arthur Ashe wins first Open era US title; beats Dutchman Tom Okker 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe

1968 Highlights

About September 8, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo